• Jammu & Kashmir’s wetlands provide habitat for migratory birds and act as buffer zones during floods. • Now, a citizen’s movement to revive these wetlands and water bodies has gained momentum.
North East India Ramsar Wetlands in Crisis
North East India Ramsar Wetlands in Crisis: March 1, 2020SANDRP There are three Ramsar sites in eight states of north east India which includes Deepor Beel in Assam, Loktak lake in Manipur and Rudrasagar in Tripura. There are no Ramsar…
Why We Need Wetlands
by Martha Rojas Urrego GLAND, SWITZERLAND – It’s called the Extinction Wing. Located in a dark corner of the Paris Museum of Natural History, it houses a haunting collection of species that have long vanished from the natural world. With…
Dhaka’s wetlands shrink to 4.38pc: Study
Dhaka, Jan 04 – Wetlands in the capital city of Dhaka declined to 4.38 percent from 14.25 percent in the last 20 years due to unplanned urbanisation, finds a new study.
Fires in Brazilian wetlands quadruple in 2019: report
Fires recorded in the Brazilian Pantanal, a biodiversity sanctuary in the southern Amazon rain forest, have quadrupled in 2019 compared to the same period last year, the country’s space research agency said Thursday.
Wetlands key for accurate greenhouse gas measure in Arctic
The Arctic is rapidly warming, with stronger effects than observed elsewhere in the world. The Arctic regions are particularly important with respect to climate change, as permafrost soils store huge amounts of the Earth’s soil carbon (C). Warming of Arctic…